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FA hope Wembley can be ‘at least 50 per cent full’ for Euro 2020 Final

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he Football Association have not ruled out having a capacity crowd for this summer’s Euro 2020 final.

But FA chief executive Mark Bullingham says they are expecting the stadium to be half full for the matches it hosts.

Under current Covid-19 guidelines, fans will be in attendance for games at Wembley during the rescheduled tournament.

England’s three group games there will be played in front of a crowd at 25 per cent capacity, with that figure guaranteed throughout the whole competition.

The FA are hoping, however, that the number of fans allowed at games could rise in the knockout stage.

On Friday, Wembley was handed a last-16 match – after Dublin was unable to host it – meaning England could play at home again if they win Group D. Both semi-finals and the final will also be at Wembley.

The FA have until June 2 to tell Uefa how many supporters will be allowed in for those knockout games and it will be up to the authorities to decide the exact figure.

The FA are currently expecting Wembley to be 50 per cent full for the knockout stages, but they would naturally love the stadium to be full if it was deemed safe by the authorities.

“That obviously isn’t our decision,” said Bullingham.

“We would obviously love the final to be full, if the authorities were to allow that. From our perspective, we think that 50 per cent might be more realistic at the moment. 

“But if the situation improves, and the authorities allow, we would love the final to be full. We want as many fans as possible to be able to experience the Euros.


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